Crowne Plaza transforms popular Bahrain hotel
Bahrain becomes another new destination for the Crowne Plaza hotel brand next month with the re-branding of one of the island's hotel properties following a three-year renovation program.
The Crowne Plaza Bahrain becomes the 13th property in a line-up of Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts in the Middle East and Africa which attract growing numbers of business and leisure travelers.
The transformation of the former Holiday Inn Bahrain by its owners, the Bahrain Tourism Company, began in November 1999 with the complete refurbishment of its 165 guest rooms, and the installation of new air conditioning and telephone systems, as well as in-room internet and fax lines.
The second phase of the renovation project saw the refurbishment of the La Mosaique restaurant and Harversters pub, and the creation of the new Tracks Sports Bar, Harvesters Terrace, an outdoor paved patio, an arabic tent, children's playground, and an arabic night club.
The hotel which opened for business in 1979 as a premier resort style property was given an extra dimension in 1995 with the opening of the adjoining the Bahrain Conference Center, a venue for hosting international conferences, exhibitions and banquets up to a capacity of 1,700 delegates. This purpose-built conference and exhibition venue offers a floor capacity of 2,000 square meters, as well as a variety of meeting rooms.
Six Continents Hotels currently manages ten InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts in Egypt among a portfolio of 34 properties in the Middle East. Six Continents Hotels is a UK-based hotel group whose brands include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites. It owns, operates or franchises more than 3,300 hotels and over 515,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. — (menareport.com)
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